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Disparities Data Details OH-7 by Marital Status for 2015

Disparities Details by Marital Status for 2015
OH-7 : Children, adolescents, and adults who visited the dentist in the past year (age adjusted, percent, 2+ years)
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 44.5 (2007)
2020 Target: 49.0
Desired Direction: ↑ Increase Desired
Data Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), AHRQ
Error Bar (I) represents the 95% confidence interval.
Additional footnotes may apply to these data. Please refer to footnotes below the data table for further information.
See also Disparities Overview by Marital Status for OH-7

OH-7 Increase the proportion of children, adolescents, and adults who used the oral health care system in the past year

Children, adolescents, and adults who visited the dentist in the past year (age adjusted, percent, 2+ years)

2020 Baseline (year): 44.5 (2007)
2020 Target: 49.0
Desired Direction: ↑ Increase Desired
Marital Status 2015 Disparity
Married 43.9
CI 42.1/45.8
SE 0.923
x 1.000
Best rate
Never married 36.1
CI 34.1/38.2
SE 1.038
x 1.216
CI
1.000/ 1.289
Divorced or separated 34.3
CI 31.5/37.2
SE 1.453
x 1.282
CI
1.000/ 1.385
Widowed 33.8
CI 24.1/45.1
SE 5.395
x 1.300
CI
1.000/ 1.694
Average group rate excluding best group rate 34.7
...
SE 4.018
x 1.265
CI 1.000/ 1.535

Data are subject to revision and may have changed since a previous release.

Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

Data are not available or not collected for populations not shown.

CI: 95% confidence interval.

Summary measures of health disparities by Marital Status — 2015
  • The best group rate for this objective, 43.9% (age adjusted), was attained by persons aged 18 years and over who were married.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 33.8% (age adjusted), was attained by persons aged 18 years and over who were widowed.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 10.1 percentage points.
  • The best group rate was 1.300 times the worst group rate.
  • The best group rate was 1.265 times the average rate for all other marital status groups (excluding the best), 34.7% (age adjusted).
Detailed measures of health disparities by Marital Status — 2015

Persons aged 18 years and over who were married achieved the best group rate for this objective, 43.9% (age adjusted).

The best group rate was:

  • 1.216 times the rate among persons aged 18 years and over who were never married.
  • 1.282 times the rate among persons aged 18 years and over who were divorced or separated.
  • 1.300 times the rate among persons aged 18 years and over who were widowed.
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